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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
if it worked beautifully in rollout. >> the obama care affordable care act has hit the high water mark in terms of opposition. because it had the terrible rollout. you had, you know -- >> but even that 55% are rooting for it. >> it was always like a 45/45 proposition for the last two years. the polls never really change a lot. now every day we go forward, it's going to get closer to working. plus all these benefits that have kicked in that they never want to talk about. we talked about kids under e age of 26 being on policies of their parents. you know, refunds for premiums that are too high. all that stuff is kicking in and it's basically taking root. which is why republicans hate that. i think they're going to back away from the repeal talk. because repeal now means taking a lot of stuff away. >> heard the other day a couple hours ago that he's pushed down. there is some secret new plan for paul ryan. anyway, the president's confronted the problems with the law's website. saying it would be vastly improved by december 1st which was yesterday. complaining about errors with registrations. but o
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
. good evening, rev. >> good evening, ed. and thanks to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, obama care plus success equals one massive right wing freakout. president obama's health care law is working. and many on the right just can't handle it. here's what i'm talking about. >> well, nelson mandela stood up against a great injustice and was willing to pay a huge price for that. that's the reason he's mourned today because of that struggle he performed. but you're right. what he was advocating for was not necessarily the right answer, but he was fighting against some great injustice. and i would make the argument that, you know, we have a great injustice going on in this country with an ever-increasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people's lives. and obama care is front and center in that. >> yes. he just compared fighting the health care law to fighting apartheid. rick santorum doesn't have to like the health care law, but he's a former u.s. senator. does he really think it compares to government-backed racial segregation. but this is the ugliest we've seen f
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
hearing from the republicans? more complaints. texas senator john cornyn tweeted, so obama care's fixed now that the website has been improved? not on your life. alabama's martha roby says, quote, the real problem with obama care can't be fixed with a tech surge. what we are seeing now is just the beginning. and from new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, obama care is still a mess. it's not a mess to people who can finally afford insurance, who are getting free preventive care, who aren't being discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions. but they don't think about that. they focus on attacking the president. >> i don't know how you fix the many fundamental problems of this program. >> this thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> this really feeds into the president's competence. that's really the question now that people have. is the president competent to do his job? >> here's the question. here's the question people really have. just how desperate is the right. they didn't want this law to work, didn't want it to help people, but it is.
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
't know how to recover kicks, and try a field goal. but wait a minute, you see auburn. if you're for obama care, you've got to play like auburn. you've got to play every play, keep going. so here's what happened. alabama decides to try a field goal to win the dog gone thing. of course, overtime isn't an option for alabama. they're alabama. so this is what happens. the kid lines up, and they try a 57-yard field goal. oh, nellie, we are down to the wire here. this is going to be short off to the right a little bit, and what have we got? holy smokes, we've got a return by obama care. this is chris davis, he's a believer, he's got all those obama blockers out there. he's going to go all the way! it's going to work! it's going to work! look at obama care, it's going to work! they ain't giving up. 109 yards in jordan harris stadium, 87,000 fans loving every bit of it, and guess what, four times that many people went to the website and signed up today. you see that? liberals, democrats, progressives, believers in obama care. don't ever give up. it's never over. even the arrogance of alabama who t
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
to check on the constitutionality of president obama's actions. and, yes, the word "impeachment" came up. >> we've also talked about the "i" word, impeachment, which i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? >> good morning, i'm chris jansing. we begin this morning with what may be the most important sales job since president obama took office. he has set a defiant tone for a month-long pr offensive on obama care. >> my main message today is we're not going back and we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> in a speech next hour, the president will connect the push for health care to the battle over income and equality and stop by a white house youth summit later this afternoon because getting young people to sign up is, of course, crucial for obama care's success. let me bring in our company. richard wolf is the vice president and executive editor of msnbc.
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama. chris hayes is up next. >>> president obama comes here tomorrow. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. i got the christmas eve excitement brewing here at hard balance, because tomorrow at precisely this time, the president of the united states is going to join us on "hardball." it's going to be a serious night of questions, certainly for me, questions about executive management methods and the health care rollout, voter suppression across the country and war and peace questions. how we can avert war with iran. we've been hitting these issues on "hardball." i'm hoping the president will be responsive to the concerns that you and i certainly share and the hopes that we have for this country for the next three years. unfortunately, america's still being assaulted by the bizarre benghazi tactics or that he's an illegal alien who shouldn't have been elected in the first place and should be deported to east africa or somewhere more distant. we have a wild and wooly right wing out there that cares nothing about facts, only the need to strike a blow f
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
and healthcare.gov headaches, president obama is renewing the push for his signature health care law. and this white house knows, they have no time to waste. to promote the law and boost enrollment, the administration will hold an event every single day from now until december 23rd, the deadline to enroll and get insurance for the new year. and it all started this afternoon, with the president himself, who said we are not going back. >> and that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have, is let's go back to the status quo, because they sure haven't presented an alternative. you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> no, we're not going to repeal the law. and, in fact, the real ballots may have just begun. >> if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, that's what i'll do. what's important for everybody to remember is, not only that the law has already helped millions of people, but that there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know tha
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. president obama has been labels with this word by his opponents, and at first he rose above it, hoping that if he could just make a cause for what he'd achieved, his opponents would fail in making their label stick. but no matter how many successes that he had as president, he realized there were still many people for whom he'd never be anything more than that one disparaging word. a belief he knew was held not just by his political opponents, but also by a significant portion of the american electorate. and so he decided, if you can't beat them, you've got to join them. so he embraced the word and made it his own, sending his opposition a message they weren't expecting. if that's what you want me to be, i'll be that. y'all know the word that i'm talking about. obama care. that's right. i said it and i'm not ashamed. and neither is president obama. because he knows that of all his victories, over two terms in office, his legacy is ultimately going to be remembered for this one single word. i mean, what do you call the president who rescues the u.s. auto industry? obama care. what do yo
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
obama will be our guest. yours and mine on this show. he's agreed to sit with me before a big group of college students. that's right. the "hardball" college tour is back big time. and the biggest headliner, the president of the united states. we're going to be hitting my biggest questions with the president before the students of american university. my questions will be the very ones you and i talk about here every night. this destructive politics we're facing in this country, this inability to strike compromise and how we can fix it, this failure of tough personal accountability in government as viewed through the lens of the health care rollout, the attempts out there to suppress the minority vote in three dozen states, and the life and death matters of war and peace. you know where i stand on these matters. you know where you stand. and two nights from now, this thursday at this very time we'll know where the president stands. on "hardball" tonight, escalation. the attack of the wacko birds. running out of ammo, the right wing has gone to ringing the bugle louder. it's not enou
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
and still had an amazingly full life. a young man named barack obama got involved in the struggle against apartheid at ox dental. a generation of people became of age knowing that that was a central american struggle. the struggle for justice here was related to the injustice. i think that had a profound effect on a lot of us. >> do you think he had an effect on president obama in his early years? >> i do. he spoke about that. it was really a way for a lot of us to put together the american social and racial justice push with the global one. he was an example of somebody who did evolve. he did preach and practice and found a way to live together despite differences. >> what do you think he accomplished in his life? >> i think creating a society that was not about vengeance and learning what we all had in common. i think that modelling revolutionary values, but also with the sense of deep, deep personal kindness. and a kind of forgiveness that not many of us would be capable of. >> reverent sharpton, do you think his impact, what impact will he have post life. how will he be remembered? >>
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
being with us tonight here. and thank you, president obama, of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> good evening, americans. from the north country in detroit lakes, minnesota, where it's below zero. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> solid hiring. >> steady progress. >> larry hein. >> mcdonald's corporation has well over the money to pay us what we deserve. >> they're protesting their salaries. >> we work too damn hard. >> waiting on that pepper, julio. >> give workers a living wage and real shot at the american dream. >> don't simply feed fish. >> give me that fish! >> what they're demanding is $15 an hour in pay. $7.25, which equates to a little more than $15,000 a year. >> we all got to start small, but not that small. >> they also want to form unions without what they call employer retaliation. >> don't give me any lip. >> fast food workers aren't just, you know, simple people. >> wants the to come out of their office and live our life for one month. do it for one month
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
ranging conversation with president obama, his frustration and disappointment with congress, hills hope in the young people, political leaders of the future. we will talk about that later. progressive leaders are pushing back, fighting back against voices that want them to give in on things like cutting social security and medicare. there is no mistaking that this week. finally, we want everyone to know our weekly current events quiz show "up against the clock," moving to the second hour of our show. keep an hour out for that. new time clock. same '70s game show schmaltz we gen with this story of how this indelible image of nelson mandela being released from prison after three decades in captivity came about. president mandela is being rightly memorialized for his service to his country and advancing the cause of freedom around the world, the difficult period the long period the maddening political struggle leading up to his release is the story that is not as widely told. part of it that i want to focus on this morning is the political debate that was taking place here in the u.s., wha
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
and growing inequality. today president obama spoke in one of the poorest areas in washington d.c. delivering a passionate 50-minute speech on economic fairness. a speech that was at times highly personal. the president warning that deep income inequality is threatening the company's economic foundation and its social fabric. >> a dapgs russ and growing inequality in lack of upward mobility that has jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain that if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. the combined trends of increased inequality and decreasing beau mobility pose a fundamental threat to the american dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe. the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a decent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us. and it should compel us to action. we are a better country than this. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. >> we are a better country than this. the presi
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> the young and the restless as president obama makes a pitch for the future to future leaders. a new survey shows serious skepticism and cynicism among millennials. protests across the country calling for an increase in minimum wage. the focus is fast food restaurants. can any change happen quickly? elizabeth warren said no thanks to 2016. new police reports put rob ford in the hot seat again and dennis rodman is headed to north korea. good morning from washington. it's thursday, december 5th, 2015. i'm luke russert for chuck todd. chuck is on the way back from a focus group in ohio. you don't want to miss "the daily rundown." it's a political junkie's dream. there may be an early christmas present taking shape on capitol hill. a budget agreement may be done within the week. negotiators are said to be optimistic about their chances. there lots of moving parts. here's what we are hearing about what's taking shape. it would well most likely be a two-year deal covering 2014 and 2015 and would fund the government as well as relieve the sequester cuts. it looks like the budget numb
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
obama inspiring him to public service. the two only met once in 2005 when president obama was then senator obama. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> mandela spent 27 years behind bars for treason, for backing an anti-apartheid charter. he was finally released february 11, 1990. three years later he would share the nobel peace prize with f.w. de klerk, the man he would succeed as president. >> the time for the healing of the wounds has come. the moment to preach the causes that divide us has come. the time to build is upon us. we have at least achieved our political emancipation. we pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continued bondage of poverty, depravation, suffering and other discrimination. michelle kosinski is with us outside of nelson mandela's home and the crowds continue to be drawn there, michelle. >> reporter: right. there are hundreds of people out here and
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
at the white house. the obama administration is giving staff photographs access to the president that media organizations should have too. good morning from washington. details coming up on preparations for the massive memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the t
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
at the landscape and they say, well, who has anything to offer? what are people offering me? so they look at obama and say you haven't done a great job in the past couple of years with respect to my situation. >> earlier i got a chance to speak to chris matthews about his interview coming up and i asked him what he thought he would hear first from the president. >> the president will come with a purpose and let him meet that purpose first off the bat and he will appeal to the people in that audience to be grown-ups and to get engaged with the health care system and take responsibility for their own health even though they're young and healthy at this point. i think he'll have to make a pitch like that and he'll have to deal with the nsa story that's out in the post dealing with surveillance. let him do that because that's why he's coming to do this and then get into questions that i want to get into, with executive management and political dysfunction in this country that we talk about all of the time in the program and get into some easier questions, for example, voter suppression efforts by the
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
. will it be a happy holidays for president obama after a very tough year? first wave of fixes for health care.gov. we wait to find out the true test. what happens when more people logon today. an update on the commuter train derailment in new york and what governor cuomo had to say. find out whether kiber monday sales will live up to the hopes and expectations of retailers and how close to reality the plans to deliver the orders with drones. forget mail box baseball. high school kids will have a new game to play if drones deliver things. good morning from washington. monday, december 2nd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown" fresh off from my sunday turkey chili. the obama administration's deadline to have a better functioning healthcare.gov for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, healthcare.gov is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time.
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
not want the health reform to pass in the first place. they didn't want president obama and the democrats to have a legislative win. they didn't like the policy itself. but now the policy itself is in effect. and it means that millions of americans now can get health insurance who could not get it in the past. and millions of americans who did have health insurance in the past should have better and more affordable choices for their coverage. and all the talking about it in washington, if you put it aside, really, the real question is whether this much more under the radar political effort in the states can effectively stop americans from getting insurance that they might really like if only they knew how to do it. joining us, radio host on msn, michael spent eight weeks trying to find insurance options for himself through healthcare.gov before it finally worked this week. michael, great to see you, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, rachel for having me. >> so you had a miserable eight weeks, early experience trying to get through the federal exchange. but now it has worked for you,
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. and thank you to president obama of course for being our guest on the "hardball" college tour. and also to the american university for hosting us. good night. >>> ice storm. a massive cold sweeps through a large part of the country. and it's not over. most parts will get hit with more. a live report next. >>> back to work. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
♪ ♪ >>> i'm tour'e, it's going to be a december to remember. remember the deadline for the obama care website, depending on how you ask, santa has arrived. >> or hanukkah harry depending on who you ask. >> i'm krystal ball, a lot of people would take any type of health care plan and living wage to pay for it. their stories coming up. >> all of that plus the other story that's have america talking today. the terrible train derailment in new york, new details are coming in as we speak. >>> hawaii says aloha to marriage equality as the first ceremonies take place. >>> a life that was taken too soon. paul walker's, whose death is a tragic irony for millions of fans. "the cycle" starts right now. >> attention american shoppers, it's cyber monday. a great day to buy online health insurance. the obama administration says it's now hit its 90% goal which was its title -- 90% of its goal. i'm no math whiz but 7 million by march, that's a lot getting a error messages. they can handle 50,000 simultaneously and 800,000 visits a day. preliminary reports say 100,000 people signed up in november
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
traveling at 82 miles per hour as it approached a 30-mile-per-hour zone. >>> later today, president obama will launch a highly coordinated campaign for his affordable care act. we've got all the details. >>> vin diesel visits the site of close friend paul walker's horrific death and the latest surrounding the crash investigation. >>> plus, a big night in seattle on "monday night football." and the angel of 9/11. the image that's causing quite a stir. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. we start with new information about that deadly train derailment in new york. the ntsb says the train was going 82 miles per hour when it rounded a sharp curve and left the tracks. that's nearly triple the speed limit for that area. new video this morning shows the moments after the accident. you can see those huge train cars flipped right on their side. >> this is raw data off of the event recorders, so it tells us what happened. it doesn't tell us why it happened. >> when i heard about the speed, i gulped. it sort of takes your breath away. there are two choices. one would be human error on behalf of the
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
you're okay. we put the picture up. a good friend said obama care tn contest. people said obama care, you better cover this. "morning joe" starts right now. ♪ >>> 113th congress is going to go down as the least productive in our american history. >> 55 bills have been signed into law. this is the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american penn. >> it's literally a do nothing congress. >> that's not fair. they are doing something. they are getting into the guinness book of world records and that's twice if you count john boehner's fingernails. >> good morning it's thursday, december 5th. the tree lit up last night. that was quite an event. wasn't it? >> kate and jack were watching last night. very exciting. >> good night. >> for a tree that they senselessly slaughtered. >> welcome to the show. we got contributor mike barnacle, also dragged involuntarily from his family. katty kay. and senior political editor for the white house and white house correspondent for "huffington post," sam stein. and katy, quite a bit of news today. >>
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am PST
in boston. so let me start with this. president obama continues his offense of getting great help from a 7% jobless rate. the best numbers from since the historic financial crisis he inherited back in 2009. and if there's a single powerful insight i got from our time yesterday is that those of us looking at president obama and the man himself are looking at the same reality. we see the right wing attack and obstructing him relentlessly. he certainly sees it. we see the gall of economic justice as the big stakes of our time. and so does the president. and so does pope francis in rome. and this big goal, greater economic justice, is what's driving him. letting him weather from the right. he wants to help those most in need. but he also said this man who wanted to be a transformational president, great historic change, generally comes when one controls the government. times like the early new deal, the great society, and even the early months of the reagan presidency. is that what he's calling for? a big upset victory? next year's congressional elections. let's find out. robert gibbs is a pol
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
after thanksgiving, president obama and first lady michelle obama went to visit him and the activities on the national mall where they had been without food for 20 days. he said he supported their cause, he believed it was not a matter of if but when, they would finally take a vote on immigration, but he also voiced concern for the health of the people that had been fasting for so long. he suggested they take a break for their own health, let somebody else fast next. today, he did that after 22 days without food, he broke his fast. he passed it on to senator robert kennedy's grandson, congressman joe kennedy of massachusetts. he will join with the others in fasting for 24 hours and he will pass it on to others. this is part of an emotional and intense effort to try to push ut house to take on immigration reform. this is erica who came here from mexico when she was a child. she was on the cover of "time" magazine. earlier this year her mother and brother were taken from their home at 9:00 p.m. during a night raid. she posted this video online the night that it happened. antivity asked p
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
the center for american progress for washington, d.c., this is where any minute president obama will be back on the bully pulpit as he tries to reset the script on his signature legislation and his second term as well. hi, everybody, good morning. i'm thomas roberts. this developing news tops the agenda today. multi tasker in chief. as i said, in just a few minutes the president will deliver that speech that will be a two-fer. his remarks about income inequality and how his health care reform can help close the gap. day two of the white house to regain control of the rocky rollout of the affordable care act. yesterday he fended off the gop attacks. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. >> and then there is tomorrow when the president will focus on those so-called
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
was a protest against apartheid. >> that first political act came during barack obama's sophomore year of college when he helped plan a rally calling on the school to divest itself from doing business with companies in south africa. as the "chicago tribune" reported he opened in street theater speaking a couple of minutes when two white students in paramilitary dress dragged him away mid sentence. that cameo so impressed rebecca rivera, another rally participant that she wondered why he hadn't been more politically active on campus. she made a mental note at the time to get him involved. the college didn't divest but a new leader inspired by nelson mandela was reborn. as president obama later said in his memoir, i noticed people had begun to listen to my opinion. it was a discovery that made me hungry for words. the president and first lady will travel to africa next week to pay their respects. joining us from washington, among our many other guests, austin, not washington, is msnbc's very own chris matthews. chris, we have a whole panel in new york. i want to go to you first. you spok
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am PST
obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign o
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Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
joy reid, all yours. >> leave it to ari to bring back eddie murphy. >>> president obama is making a list, and he's checking it twice. >> this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. that's why i ran for president. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy. this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. a child may never be able to escape poverty, because she lacks a decent education or health care. that should offend all of us. what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, an american, is to make sure that every striving, hard-working, optimistic kid has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. dr. king once said, of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking. not anymore. if you still don't like obama care, you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >>> here at 30 rock, we are counting down to tonight's lighting of the famous rockefeller christmas tree. that war on christmas, a lot of hum bug, of course. but as
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
equality, fairness, resonates very much with obama care argument. this was not something you heard the president talk about in a folsom way during the campaign. >> is that true? i felt like this was one of the themes of the campaign. >> he gave that speech in kansas, in late 2011 he struck these themes. a lot of the conversation that took place in the campaign wasn't necessarily around this and certainly not around this issue with any great specificity. i think there's a lot of political upside with the president on this. he was at an event with administration officials and they think this is a winning issue. >> congressman, i want to talk to you about the political calculus here. as this conversation has become less a grassroots dialogue and more a mainstream conversation, which is to say we are talking about the minimum wage in a way that i am very happy to announce is not the way we've been talking about it, which is substantively and a belief change may happen in the coming months. what has the reaction been with republican colleagues in congress as this conversation has gone o
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
't just stand on the sidelines in our efforts because the government is us. >> he has promoted the obama care act on obama care. >> i know people call this law obama care. >> obama care. >> and that's okay, because i do care. >> back on the hill, republicans are not backing down. >> chairman darrell issa. >> no one is suggesting for a moment that we take government out of health care. >> right. >> that one kicked me in the belly. they have no plan. >> we've been putting deals on the table. >> but nothing's passed. >> the other issue obviously is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these aspare teas have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application
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Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
has to be on protecting the american people from obama care. we have passed bill after bill trying to protect the american people from this disaster. so protecting the american people from obama care has been another priority. >> got that? he is protecting us. excellent. our panel is also the opinion writer. also a msnbc contributor. i didn't get to name your fabulous newspaper. we are looking forward to chris matthews interview and sitting down with the president and american university in front of a very deliberate audience which is young people. this is where the battle is being joined. the president is trying to convince younger americans that it's for you and republicans making what argument to young people some. >> the argument they are making with the creepy uncle sam showed they still do it. it's by the obama administration to make you get something you don't need and you probably don't want. it's a crazy thing. the president is going after young people in particular. one because you need them in the pool. you need the premiums and helping people in the pools to help pay fo
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Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
. revisiting the theme of economic fairness and fair shake for american worker, this weekend president obama urged congress to extend these benefits. >> these are people we know. they are our friends and our neighbors. they sit next to us in church and volunteer in our communities. their kids play with our kids. they include 20,000 veterans who serve this country with honor. >> but reminding them of the american social compact hasn't lately been enough to sway republicans and certainly doesn't seem to be doing so now. appearing on abc, gop senator rob portman acted as if helping unemployed was some kind of strange exotic government activity that didn't belong in normal funding discussions. >> $25 billion no one was talking about until the last week, so it's an additional cost within this budget agreement. i think the thought was this would be handled separately. >> but as usual on the subject of fairness, no republican can out-republican kentucky senator rand paul. >> i do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks they are paid for. if you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to t
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Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
the benefits of obama care. the president heads off this fresh offensive with a speech planned for 2:30 p.m. eastern surrounded by americans who have been helped by the health care law. just announced this morning, this thursday, msnbc "hardball" host chris matthews will have a sitdown with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white hous
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
at this hour, on the record right now, president obama is wrapping up remarks about israel during a time of tension over iran. these are some live pictures. the president literally just wrapping up. more from the white house. >>> and the budget breakthrough, a rare bipartisan plan is in the works right now. i'll ask a gop congresswoman if they'll make deadline day. >>> there will be a lot of friendships made and other kids will have a friend to play with. >> and the buddy bench. one second-grader's idea to solve loneliness is today's big idea. a lot to get to. >>> we start this hour with the release of 85-year-old american veteran merrill newman. newman arrived at san francisco international airport about two hours ago to applause. he was holding his wife's hand. the north korean government released newman late last night. they'd been holding him in the country since october. as you might imagine, newman says he is thrilled to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired but ready to be with my family now. thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> no
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 7-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed distraught f
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
the average just in late october. but the obama administration admitted this morning on "the daily rundown" it's still not running ads or doing any marketing trying to drive traffic to the site. >> we wanted to see how these first few days go. if we're getting a lot of traffic, then we don't feel the need to drive it. our view is we are not doing that because we don't need to do that in terms of driving traffic. we're going to monitor. it's not about confidence in the site, it's about whether or not you actually need to drive traffic. >> and there are also still concerns about the back end of the site. that's the part that sends information to insurance companies. republicans on the sunday show still aren't satisfied. >> the first impression here was terrible. and i think it's going to be an unfolding disaster for the president. >> i still think the foundations of this plan have some of the same kinds of problems that the rollout has had, but they're fundamental, very hard to overcome and unfortunately as people enroll, i think there's going to be a lot of negative surprises as to what they're
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Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
the official restart of the obama care era and the day the window finally closed for good for republicans trying to kill the thing. from the day obama was elected president, republicans have been determined to block health care reform. they got scott brown elected. they took the law all the way to the supreme court, voted dozens of times to defund or repeal it, shut down the government for 16 days, and obama care survived all of it. irony is that while republicans couldn't kill obama care, the administration almost could. >> good evening. president obama now finds himself compared to president george w. bush, as in the problems with the health care plan have become president obama's katrina. >> but today, the website is now fixed enough that it looks like obama care is really here to stay. the repeal strategy is dead and obama care is out of the icu. according to the administration, the error message rate for the front end of the website is less than 1%. that's down from about 6% last month. the site can now handle 50,000 users at a time, 800,000 per day. keep in mind, at one point, the s
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
the president would be involved or congressional allies would be involved. the group, formerly obama for america, now organizing for action, has come out with its own efforts. this is more important than anything else. the show of the new coordinated effort going forward on this very cause. >> peter, thank you very much. joining me now is democratic congressman james clyburn of south carolina. thank you for your time. >> thank you for having me. >> what details have you been privy to, for these daily events rolled out through december 23rd. will it be leadership like yourself? what kind of community outreach have you heard we'll see for the next few days here? >> i think it's going to be all hands on deck as you mentioned regarding getting the website to function properly. i think to get the message out as it should be gotten out that there's going to be a coordinated effort between the members of congress and the administration trying to make sure that the people who want access, a million yesterday, 350,000 plus already today, making sure that it gets to 2 million a day if that's what is requi
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama's remarks on your ballot? >> listen, i'm not the least bit concerned about the computers. i am so ecstatic that at long last our great country will be providing health care for everybody. it doesn't make any difference whether it's this week, next month or the month after. i'm saying my remarks were taken out of context. i said the president has nothing to apologize for. now, true, there are congress people that have taken this thing and there could be a big political issue for them. and saying you're sorry doesn't help. but for the 40 million people that have been begging and praying for being able to enroll in insurance, this is heaven. >> so these comments that you made in the middle of november, they were not directly in reaction to the president's "i'm sorry" message about the website? >> of course it was. anyone you say "i'm sorry" in politics it really doesn't count, unless you can get someone to pull down the lever, that's what counts. but i'm talking about listening to people talk about the computer. it's more difficult to get a motor vehicle license than it is to r
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